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2014-07-29 08:41:44

LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonder & Beyond [http://www.asx.com.au/asx/research/companyInfo.do?by=asxCode&asxCode=QRL ]* (Y&B), a global tech incubator, launches today, having raised an initial $1.5m for its portfolio of tech-based startups, delivering innovative services predominantly across mobile. Headed by British tech investor Shashi Fernando, former CCO and Executive Director of HTC Corporation, Y&B aims to create a world leading global digital...

2014-07-15 16:29:49

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ (MHFI) announced today that it has commenced Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Report coverage on Guardian 8 Holdings (GRDH) Guardian 8 Holdings (GRDH) is a provider of a new category of personal security devices, enhanced non-lethal (ENL) devices, that incorporate layered defensive measures to help security professionals and consumers protect themselves against personal attacks, while capturing critical images and audio...

2014-07-15 12:25:26

Four of the Five Cities Saw Default Rates Decrease in June 2014 NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through June 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed decline in default rates. The national composite posted 1.02% in June, its lowest default rate in over 10 years of history. Auto and bank card saw their default rates...

2014-07-01 16:28:30

Year-To-Date ADV 12% Ahead of 2013 CHICAGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that June 2014 trading volume for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange(®) (CBOE(®)) and C2 Options Exchange(SM) (C2(SM)) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange(SM) (CFE(®)) totaled 100.18 million contracts. Average daily volume (ADV) was 4.77 million contracts, an 11-percent decrease from June 2013 and a three-percent increase from May 2014....

2014-06-30 12:26:11

- Total U.S. Medical Costs continue to rise at a slower pace NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing healthcare costs rose 3.5% in the 12 months ended February 2014 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended February 2013. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.1%...

2014-06-23 12:24:48

Launch broadens existing Factor-Based Index family NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Witnessing growth in alternatively-weighted strategies among all of its client segments, S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) announced today the launch of two comprehensive global factor index families: S&P Low Beta indices and S&P Intrinsic Value Weighted indices. These new index families are designed to serve as benchmarks or investable solutions that seek to reflect the respective...

2014-06-17 12:24:58

MUMBAI, India and NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment activity in emerging markets will also focus on domestic-consumption-driven sectors, and relatively established companies CRISIL Global Research & Analytics (GR&A), the world's largest and top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services, believes private equity (PE) investment in emerging markets is no longer a simple play on high economic growth through...

2014-05-13 12:27:31

Index Provider Launches 14 New Equity Indices Covering Africa JOHANNESBURG, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) announced today that it has launched the deepest and most extensive suite of African equity indices currently available to investors. Fourteen (14) new equity indices covering thirteen (13) African markets were launched today by SPDJI providing investors in Africa, as well as those outside, with a comprehensive offering of indices measuring the performance...

2014-05-12 16:26:33

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Joaquin A. Cottani as Chief Economist for Latin America. Based in New York, Mr. Cottani reports to Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research and has a reporting line into Jane Eddy, Managing Director and Head of Latin America. "Joaquin's strong academic, policy, and markets background, along with his extensive experience in the Latin...

2014-05-09 16:21:02

PENDLETON, Ind., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy International, Inc. (NASDAQ: REMY) announced today that Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services has upgraded Remy's corporate credit rating from B+ to BB- on improved financial metrics. S&P cited, "Remy International, Inc.'s financial metrics continue to improve, reflecting its leading position in North America as a supplier of starters and alternators to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket." "We are...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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